UW Pipeline Project

Environmental Education ASB

EASB 2017

DATES: March 19-25, 2017
Thursdays, 4:30-5:50pm

Applications for this year are closed. Please check back here next year!

Students will stay with host families or on-site dormitory housing.

Contact Ann Margaret Stompro at stompro@uw.edu or Tyler Ung at tsu@uw.edu.

Want to do something meaningful with your Spring Break? Apply for Environmental Alternative Spring Break!

Want to work with amazing young people across the state of Washington?

Apply for Pipeline Project’s 2017 Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) program!

The UW Pipeline Project provides opportunities for undergraduates to spend their spring break connecting with students in rural or tribal communities throughout Washington State. Environmental Alternative Spring Break (EASB) provides the unique opportunity for UW students to plan and design their environmental and space science curriculum in partnership with NASA during winter quarter. In addition to teaching, EASB also emphasizes the importance of deepening community relationships across Washington State. Each team seeks out ways to get involved in the community during their week of teaching. As part of preparation, you will enroll in a 2-credit planning seminar in winter quarter to develop lesson plans, and gain experience volunteering in local classrooms or environmental organizations for 2-3 hours per week.

You have the chance to make the most of your break by extending your own learning, sparking an interest in science and the environment and making a lasting impact on a group of students’ lives.

This project is supported by NASA and Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline.

When & Requirements:

  • Winter Quarter Preparation Seminar – EDUC 401 P / TH 4:30 – 5:50PM
  • Service Learning – gain experience teaching during winter quarter teaching in a local school or local environmental organization
  • Spring Break Trip: March 19th – 25th

To see more information on sites, reflections from past participants, and photos please visit our blog! If you have any remaining questions, please contact the EASB Coordinators at stompro@uw.edu or tsu@uw.edu.


“After this week in Brewster I am committed to linking my passion for environmental protection with society and development.  I have not opened my mind to the possibility of teaching in communities like Brewster, not only to ‘help,’ but also to work with these communities to understand how I can be a part of their efforts to see a better future.  As I head into my future I hope that I can be part of this journey with communities like Brewster to help improve our earth and global community.”

“One of my overall favorite experiences was spending the evening in the carving shed, sanding hand-carved cedar whales while sitting in a circle and talking with my teammates and several community members.  Many shared the stories of their lives with us, giving a part of their hearts to us and trusting that we’d take something away from this week-long shared experience.  I hope I was able to share a bit of my heart, too.”


The Pipeline Project and the University of Washington extends special thanks to our generous sponsors, whose underwriting support makes our campaign launch experiences on Oct. 21 2016 and throughout the academic year possible for our site family celebrations.